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REACHING OUT TO THE LAST VOTER

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) is mandated to provide voter education.

The Commission deploys a minimum of two Voter Education Facilitators (VEF) per ward during elections.

VEFs undertake community voter education to individuals, through door to door campaigns and holding of community meetings using various platforms.

With Voter Education, voters are encouraged to vote and vital information on the Electoral process is shared with the electorate until the voting day.

Pictures show VEFs in Bahati constituency reaching out to church members on the importance of them participating in the up-coming by-election in Bahati Constituency slated for 11th April 2019. All districts where elections are taking place have VEFs deployed and talking to people.
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Briefing of Stakeholders in Kafue Ahead of By-Election This Wednesday

Kafue District Electoral Officer, Mwiche Mudala addressing stakeholders at the Kafue Estates Hall in Kafue. The stakeholders meeting has been convened ahead of the Council Chairperson's by-election scheduled to take place on Wednesday 27th March 2019.

The Stakeholders briefing is taking place at Kafue Estates Hall in Kafue.
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Ballot Papers for the Kafue Council Chairperson By-election have arrived at the KK International Airport in Lusaka today.
Ballot papers for the March 27th 2019 Kafue Council Chairperson By-election arrived at 14:28 hours aboard Emirates Flight No EK713.
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The Commission today held a meeting with leaders of the United Party for National Development, the Patriotic Front and the Police Command to discuss concrete steps that will guarantee that future elections are held in a #ViolentFree environment.
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The District Conflict Management Committee sat to mediate a complaint lodged by UPND on alleged threats that Chief Lundu issued to bar their candidate from contesting the seat. However, the UPND candidate's nomination was declared valid as per #Notice of 15th March, 2019.

Find Out More About The Electoral Commission Of Zambia

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Library

View and download resource materials developed by the Commission.

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Legal

An electoral system is a set of rules on how votes are converted into seats for political or civic authority. 
The purpose of an electoral system is to translate the will of the people to decide on who should be President, Members of Parliament, Mayors/Council Chairpersons and Councillors. 
The Electoral System in Zambia is twofold; majoritarian and simple majority or first past the post. 

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Establishment

The Commission is an independent and autonomous Electoral Management Body (EMB) established in 1996. Since its establishment, the Commission has delivered five (5) General Elections (in 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016), two (2) Presidential Elections (in 2008 and 2015) and several National Assembly and Local Government by-elections. 

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Voter

Voters are persons eligible to vote in an election. The role of voters is to choose representatives by casting ballots in an election. Voters should be Zambian citizens, aged 18 and above, in possession of a green National Registration Card and a Voter’s Card. In order to vote, they must be registered in the polling station appearing on their Voters’ Card. They must also appear in the Register of Voters for that particular polling station.

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Candidate

Candidates seek political power by participating in elections and campaigning for support from voters. Political parties and candidates are expected to adhere to all the electoral procedures and laws, including the Electoral Code of Conduct (ECC) which they should subscribe to through the Declaration of Compliance to the Electoral Code of Conduct. 

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Election Officials

The role of monitors and observers is to gather, examine and evaluate information relating to the electoral process. During an electoral activity, a monitor plays an active role by intervening and bringing to the attention of the Presiding Officer, Returning Officer or any senior electoral official matters of concern that may arise.  Observers play a passive role and are concerned with making an informed judgment on the credibility, legitimacy and transparency of the electoral process. An observer/monitor may inform the Commission in writing of any observed electoral malpractices.